TOUGH ON CORRUPTION
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath, who is running a campaign against corruption, has reportedly sought the records of over 100 officials, including Indian Administrative Service, Indian Police Service and state service, whose names have figured in corruption cases. Sources say that at least 300 officials and employees of the state government are under the chief minister’s scanner for their alleged involvement in financial irregularities.
The decision to crack down was reportedly taken at a recent meeting in the chief minister’s office and attended by chief secretary Anup Chandra Pandey, principal secretary ( home) Arvind Kumar and director- general of police O. P. Singh. It is being seen as a strong message about the chief minister’s intention to crack down on corruption, not just in his regime but also during the tenure of his predecessors. He has also sought files of cases that took place during the SP and BSP rule. According to reports, following this order, babus in Uttar Pradesh are in a tizzy!